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Strengthening the nursing workforce is AMSN’s top legislative priority & your voice is needed!

With AMSN support, a bill intended to protect health care workplace safety passed the US House of Representatives on April 16 by a vote of 254-166.
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Through the Turbulence

I'm So Excited to Wish YOU A Happy Nurses Month!

We are still working our way through this pandemic, and no one deserves to set aside some time to celebrate more than nurses. I hope you and your medical-surgical colleagues are showered with gratitude, find time and activities to rejuvenate, and receive an immense amount of meaningful recognition.
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RESILIENCE

CEO's Corner - May 2021

May is Nurses’ Month: Can This Year Be Different?

National Nurses’ Week is celebrated every May 6-12th. It ends on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
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Marisa Streelman, DNP, RN, CMSRN

Who Doesn’t Like Something For Free?

Let’s not leave any money on the table!

I don’t think I have ever met a nurse, or really anyone for that matter, who doesn’t like when they can get something for free.
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Hope....

Survivorship Clinics

Long Haul Support for Patient Survivors, Families, and a Return to Fulfilling Lives

For the last 15 or so years, improvements in health care have enabled very sick patients to actually survive and return home to a life that is very different than before they got “sick.” Such patients have either undergone arduous medical therapies, often for cancer diagnoses, and/or have been cared for in Intensive Care Units (ICUs).
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Compassion

Compassion, Commitment, Connection

AMSN’s tagline is Compassion, Commitment, Connection!

AMSN’s tagline is Compassion, Commitment, Connection, and we know medical-surgical nurses display these traits every day. Medical-surgical nurses show empathy and compassion to patients and their family members every shift they work.
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Trauma comes in may forms

CEO's Corner - April 2021

Trauma: Why We Need Connections More Than Ever

As nurses, we understand the word trauma and the implications of the resulting damage. I would guess you immediately envisioned a trauma bay in an Emergency Department, with someone with catastrophic injuries swarmed by a team of professionals working in orchestrated chaos to preserve life.
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Nursing Certification: Past & Present

National Certified Nurses Day was established in 2006 in honor of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles, EdD, RN, FAAN.

She was an American nurse, author, educator, and nursing school dean who transformed the profession of nursing. Dr Styles was instrumental in developing stricter criteria and credentialling standards for nursing. She helped conceive and establish comprehensive standards for the national certifications of nurses. Certified Nurses Day is commemorated annually on her birthday March 19.
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Summer Bryant

Check It Out

2021 Marks AMSN’s 30th Anniversary!

It is amazing to think that AMSN has been supporting and educating medical-surgical nurses for three decades.
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CEO's Corner - March 2021

The Ongoing Need for DEI Initiatives

AMSN first spoke out on issues of DEI with an anti-racism pledge in June 2020. We committed to doing more and we have been working to make that happen. I wanted to provide an update on the work we have been doing and our next steps. Before I do that, though, I thought I would share some data on why this work remains critically important for AMSN.
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